Airbnb CEO hints on crypto

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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is celebrating his company’s ability to be nimble in a post-COVID world, more so than traditional hotels. 

But will that include the home-sharing giant, at some point, accepting cryptocurrency for payment? 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
ABNB AIRBNB, INC. 169.06 -0.23 -0.14%

“We get a lot of requests, I’ve been getting it for years, I have nothing to announce on it today,” said Chesky during an appearance on FOX Business’ “The Claman Countdown” on Tuesday. 

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Theater-chain AMC, Paypal and Square are among the companies that accept crypto for payment. While others, including Walmart and Amazon, have indicated interest in crypto with targeted job postings. 

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AMC AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC 40.08 +1.26 +3.25%
PYPL PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC. 271.86 +2.37 +0.88%
WMT WALMART, INC. 143.40 +0.45 +0.31%
AMZN AMAZON.COM, INC. 3,377.40 +33.77 +1.01%

While he declined to elaborate on digital payments, he did note his connection to a major crypto player. 

“Fun fact, the CEO of Coinbase used to work for Airbnb so we are really proud of their success,” he added.  

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COIN COINBASE GLOBAL, INC. 242.02 +3.56 +1.49%

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 23: Brian Armstrong, cofounder and CEO of Coinbase speaks onstage during ‘Tales from the Crypto: What the Currency of the Future Means for You’ at Vanity Fair’s 6th Annual New Establishment Summit at Wallis Annenbe (Getty Images)

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong was a technical product manager for Airbnb, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

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Coinbase went public earlier this year as the largest cryptocurrency exchange. Shares have fallen 29% since the debut. 

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